Microorganisms and Bioterrorism (Infectious Agents and by Burt Anderson, Herman Friedman, Mauro Bendinelli

By Burt Anderson, Herman Friedman, Mauro Bendinelli

The aim of this e-book is to assemble, in one quantity, the main up to date info bearing on microbes with capability as bioterrorist guns. the first viewers comprises microbiologists, together with bacteriologists, virologists and mycologists, in academia, executive laboratories and examine institutes on the vanguard of reviews touching on microbes that have strength as bioterrorist guns, public overall healthiness physicians and researchers and scientists who needs to be expert to accommodate bioterrorist assaults in addition to laboratory investigators who needs to establish and signify those microorganisms from the surroundings and from in all probability contaminated sufferers.

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It was later removed to a clandestine laboratory where large quantities were grown Terrorist 7,23 1990–1995 The Aum Shinrikyo is a religious cult that was responsible for the 1995 dissemination of sarin gas in the Tokyo subway system. The cult claimed they had 10,000 members and assets of ≥$300 million dollars. The cult was also involved in biological warfare activity involving botulinum neurotoxin, B. anthracis, C . burnetii, and attempted to obtain Ebola virus from Zaire. The group attempted to use aerosolized biological agents against nine targets including: (continued ) 24 STEPHEN A.

E. , 1996, The Cult at the End of the World, Crown Publishers, New York. 26. Jones P. , 1991, HIV transmission by stabbing despite zidovudine prophylaxis, Lancet 338:884. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES OF MICROBIAL BIOTERRORISM 29 27. , van’t Wout A. , Boucher C. A. , 1995, Transmission of zidovudine-resistant human immunodeficiency virus type 1 variants following deliberate injection of blood from a patient with AIDS: characteristics and natural history of the virus, Clin. Infect. Dis. 21:556–560. 28.

Despite the potential to produce toxins that might be effective at low doses and deliver these toxins, such transgenic insects would likely go unnoticed. (18) Five important attributes of a biological warfare (BW) agent have been described:(19) r High virulence coupled with high host specificity r High degree of controllability r Lack of timely countermeasures to the attacked population r Ability to camouflage the BW agent with relative ease r High degree of resistance to adverse environmental forces Daly notes that of these five, the last attribute is the most difficult to genetically engineer into an organism.

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